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. national defense leaders announced last thursday they will carry out a nuclear test. workers' party leaders then asked secretaries of what they call local cells to gather in the capital. the media said on sunday that kim had some of the country's top defense officials. reporters said the leaders determined to act in his nation's interest. >>> tell us about the challenges in getting this country out of deflati deflation. >> getting price to rise is a major challenge. it's money circulating the markets, company performance, customers appetite for buying things. then there's the challenge of will people be able to afford more. labor and business leaders in japan are butting heads over a proposed wage increase. >> translator: this year we intend to secure a pay hike and improve working conditions. we want to bring japan out of deflation. >> officials of the japanese trade union confederation are calling for a 1% increase in wages. they suggest firms use the money to improve working conditions. they also say seniority-based pay increases should continue. the leaders of the japan business federat
are promising more rocket launches. japanese defense ministry analysts say the north now have a missing that could travel more than 10,000 kilometers, far enough to reach the u.s. west coast. japan and other countries north korean officials say they used a rocket to put a satellite into orbit but japan and other countries believe they were testing ballistic missile technology. the defense ministry analysts say they believe something went into orbit but they doubt it's a functioning satellite. they say they believe the launch involved an upgraded model of the ballistic missile and conclude the missile development has entered a new stage, something they're calling a grave concern for global security. >>> the seven japanese survivors of the hostage crisis in algeria flew home safely on friday. the government plane also carried nine of their ten colleagues who were killed in the siege. foreign minister fumio kishida welcomed the survivors and officials who accompanied them on their arrival in tokyo. the japanese hostages were among hundreds of natural gas plant workers taken captive by isla
in 2008. the report says u.s. exports dropped 5.7%. government expenditure also fell by 6.6% and defense related spending plunged by 22%. on the brighter side personal spending was up over 2% from the previous quarter. this was led by strong auto sales. personal consumption accounts for 12% of u.s. gdp. company spending was also up over 8%. that's a turn around from the previous quarter. we have the latest indicator on japanese activity. factory output last month turned up after showing negative growth in november. industrial output rose 2.5% from the previous month. production of transport equipment like cars contributed to the rise. officials forecast industrial output will rise 2.6% in january and 2.3% in february. let's get a check on the markets. tokyo stocks are lower today. some investors are locking in profits after the nikkei index rose above the key 11,000 level on wednesday. others are buying as they anticipate a further decline in the yen. trading down by half a percent, 11,052 at the moment. the dollar is little changed against the yen. they're wanting u.s. economic trends f
is genuine and what's fake. police say commonsense can often be the best defense. >>> a japanese ballerina in egypt has found life more difficult since the start of the arab spring two years ago. on the street affects what she does on the stage. nhk world has her story. ♪ >> reporter: the cairo ballet company was funded more than 45 years ago. they contain many dances from europe and even further away. three years ago, 24-year-old liza ocha became the first asian to hold a position of prima ballerina. she came to egypt six years ago, when she was just 18. she chose the company because of its strong reputation. >> people here are friendly. i feel comfortable. it's my sixth year. now i feel like this is the place where i belong. >> reporter: however, two years ago protests occurred in egypt. the upheavals have affected the ballerina dancers. >> translator: when there are demonstrations, it's dangerous to go outside. sometimes there are curfews. when that happens, all rehearsals are canceled. it can be hard to stay motivated with all that is going on. >> sometimes the principal male dancer
.s. defense leaders are expanding their role in the region. they are establishing a presence in niger. pentagon press secretary george little said al qaeda poses a threat across the region. he said they have noting worked out the details yet but u.s. media have reported that niger's leaders have given permission for a u.s. drone base in the country. >> this is a very important agreement and we, of course, looking to work with them to define what kind of military presence we'll have in niger in the future. >> niger shares a border with algeria. islamist militants took hundreds of workers hostage at a gas plant earlier this month. 34 foreign workers were killed. niger borders mali where french and other forces are fighting insurgents. rebels took advantage of a military coup last year to take cold of large parts of northern mali. >>> people in another conflict zone are seeing more evidence of the cruelty of war. the bodies of 65 men have been found in the northern syrian city of aleppo. most victims were shot in the head. opposition fighters and anti-government forces are blaming each o
reached safely to earth. the defense minister said iran is on its way to sending a human into space. the country has set a goal of doing that by 2020 and putting a man on the moon by 2025. >>> this launch went ahead even as iranians struggle with economic sanctions. western nations have imposed in response to their government's nuclear program. iran is one of ten countries in the world with the technology to send a satellite into space. scientists successfully launched their first satellite in 2009. the following year they sent a rat and turtle into space. the animals came back alive. but a monkey they sent into space in 2011 returned dead. >>> some analysts say iranian leaders aren't as focused on space as they are on threaten, the u.s. the institute for future engineering gave us his take on this launch. he's an expert on international space development. >> iran stresses it's only for peaceful uses but we believe they are developing rocket, or warhead. so it appears that the monkey mission has accomplished too. iran has also been providing technology to north korea. north korea us
their time deciding what's genuine and what's fake. police say common sense can often be the best defense. >> thank you, tomomitsu. >>> sometimes tragedy can lead to hope. in 2001 a south korean student living in tokyo died while trying to help a japanese man who had fallen off a station platform. 12 years later his legacy is helping bridge the gap between the two countries even in the face of relations due to a territory dispute and conflicts of history. anna jung has more. >> reporter: it was here at this station in tokyo that he died 12 years ago. on the anniversary -- >> translator: it is a comfort for me to know that my sop is still honored here. >> translator: many people remember his action. i'm happy my son remains in people's hearts. >> reporter: the accident occurred on the evening of january 26, 2001. japanese men jumped down to rescue a drunken man who had fallen onto the tracks but all three men were hit by a train and died. ye was 26 years old. he had come to tokyo to study japanese to get a job at a trading company. his dream was to serve as a bridge between the two countri
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